The Greek Ministry of Tourism announced the suspension of hotel operations to protect staff from the coronavirus pandemic. All year-round hotels shut down from 11pm on Monday, 23 March, and will remain shut through to 30 April.

There were three hotels in Athens, three in Thessaloniki and one for the capital of each region of Greece.

The closure of other hotels with a minimum of 10 per cent occupancy at the time of the decision was delayed to noon 26 March, and the ban will run through to 30 April noon.

Hotels excluded from the ban include those that offer accommodation to armed forces, EU officials, education staff, asylum seekers and students.

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Hotels operating in Greece:

Agia
Poseidon
Lucy
Archontiko Christou-Evis
Twenty One
Elefsina
Plaza
Ellinis
Golden City
Avra
Park
Castro
Mytilana Chorio
Diamantidis
Chios Chandris
Agrinio Premier Heart Hotel
Astir
Achilleion
Arta Palace
Kierion
Dionysos
Australia
Aeton Melathron
Familia
Ippoton
Ionia Plaza-Ionian Square
Boschetto
Aiges
Rotonda
Panorama
Vergina
Elena
Marelia
Lato
Lato
Elina Holidays Apartments
Lato
Suites of the Gods
Titania
Kos
Mykonos Aktis
Mediterranean
Artemis
Korinthos
Plaza
Filippos
Samaras
Archontiko
Alfa Hotel
Dioni Hotel